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Orange Lutheran girls take JSerra invite title

STAFF WRITER

Orange Lutheran’s girls swim team captured the toughest individual race along with the overall title Saturday at the JSerra Invitational.

Mollie Simmons conquered a challenging field in the 50-yard freestyle while the Lancers won six other events, including two of the three relays.

Simmons, a junior, outdueled teammate Carley Vaccher and JSerra’s Katie Glavinovich to touch first in the 50 with a time of 24.46 seconds, just six one-hundredths of a second off the automatic CIF Division 1 qualifying standard.

Vaccher (24.86) and Glavinovich (24.99) also broke 25 seconds in placing second and third, respectively.

Simmons also won the backstroke in 1:04.59 and anchored the Lancers’ winning 200 medley relay (1:56.35).

Vaccher claimed the 100 freestyle in 54.29.

The Lancers racked up 701 points to outdistance runner-up JSerra at 485.

Glavinovich won the 200 individual medley in a 2:06.16, an automatic Division 1 qualifying time.

Orange Lutheran also took the boys title, scoring 457 points to outdistance Sage Hill at 325.

JSerra’s William Hjertaker out-touched teammate Beau Burnight by three one-hundredths to claim the boys 50 free in 22.46. Sage Hill’s Taras Polakoff won the butterfly (54.91) and backstroke (55.67).

Contact the writer: dalbano@ocregister.com


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